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Old 11-20-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
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Anybody have an AG recipe that is pretty close?

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:07 AM   #2
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I don't off the top of my head, but I have a suggestion...

Candi syrup. I just brewed a dubbel that is going to slay, and the dark candi syrup made a huge difference.

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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Yeah I'll probably use that but I'm looking for a proven recipe that is close to the original. I tried a swag on my own and it is more like a Belgian golden ale. It's kind of like duvel. Pretty good stuff but not what I was shooting for.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:22 AM   #4
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My recipe is as follows:
12 lb. pils
1 lb. caramunich
1 lb. vienna
.75 lb. special b

1.5 oz Goldings @60
1 oz. saaz @ 10
1.5 lb. Dark candi syrup (not hard sugar-huge difference)

Yeast is up to you. I used the WLP550 for this. Just a sample tonight while bottleing was dark fruit, vanilla, the special b came through fairly well so there's a good amount of caramel in there, and the yeast profile really rounds it all out. 3 months in a bottle and this will be one of the best things I've made.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:22 AM   #5
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Oh, and I mashed at 154, and the FG was 1.012. 74% efficiency on this batch, so the ABV is 8.1%

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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They say Wyeast 3787 is the closest relative to the Westmalle strain. I don't know if culturing yeast from a bottle will yield the correct profile; I don't know if Westmalle conditions with a different strain (some breweries do).

Other than that, I can't be of much assistance. Good luck!

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:38 PM   #7
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if the literature is to be believed (and i believe it), westmalle uses only one yeast in all of its beers and for all bottle conditioning. it also provides yeast to westvleteren and achel.

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:03 PM   #8
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Anybody have an AG recipe that is pretty close?

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Al
I believe that either the "clone brews" or "beer captured" books has a recipe, cannot remember which one it was though - probably the latter.
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